A foundation established to promote the ideals of Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, the Mudashiru Obasa Foundation, has brought joy to students of a school in the Agege area of the state.
The project, a brainchild of Damola Adekunle, took some educational materials to pupils, teachers and principal of Sango Junior Secondary School, Agege, a school which caters for both normal kids and children with special needs.
More than 2000 pupils and teachers benefitted from the event held at the school premises last Tuesday where exercise books and pens were shared out by the foundation.
Adekunle noted that the cardinal philosophy of Obasa Foundation was to affect the lives of the less-privileged persons, through interventions that bring radical improvement for them.
He said the gesture was intended to cater for basic educational needs of indigent pupils in Agege adding that in African setting we were our brother’s keeper.
According to him, “Education is the best gift and legacy, that can be bequeathed on a child, and in traditional African parenting a child is raised by the whole community.
“Hon. Obasa is one person, who will give his right arm to support anybody’s education and general wellbeing. It was in the light of this that we carried out the exercise as part of our efforts to meet the school needs of indigent pupils.”
During the event, Adekunle advised the pupils to make good use of their time by reading their books and organising study groups with friends.
In her remarks, Mrs Oshubu of the Lagos State Education District 1, who spoke on behalf of the school management, described the donation of the books to the school as a boost to teaching and learning.
She added that the foundation has stepped in where some of the families and guardians of the pupil failed due to disadvantaged backgrounds.